Mr. Naar focuses his practice in complex commercial litigation. He represents a broad range of business entities and individuals in federal and state court civil litigation and appeals and before arbitration panels. He regularly serves as New Jersey local counsel for law firms in New York, Washington, DC, Chicago and other domestic and overseas locations. His practice also includes alternative dispute resolution as an advocate, mediator or arbitrator.
Mr. Naar’s diverse experience encompasses corporate and partnership disputes, business torts, product liability matters, trademark and unfair trade practice claims, trade secret litigation, antitrust matters, RICO claims, professional malpractice, employment litigation, land use and redevelopment challenges, and trust and estate litigation.
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey — Certified Arbitrator
Trust Litigation — As counsel for film and Broadway producer Marty Richards, Mr. Naar was successful in establishing at the trial court, Appellate Division, and the New Jersey Supreme Court, that Mr. Richards, as a surviving spouse of Mary Lea Johnson Richards, one of J. Seward Johnson Sr.'s children listed in a 1961 Charitable Lead Trust, was a beneficiary of the Trust and entitled to distributions from the Trustees of the Trust. The Trust had a value at the time of the trial of approximately $300 to $350 million.
Product Liability Litigation — Has been involved in major product liability litigation in both the federal and state courts in New Jersey representing a major tobacco company, and was on the trial team in Cipollone v. Liggett Group Inc., et al., a nationally reported product liability action commenced in the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Fraud Litigation — Has acted as New Jersey counsel for a number of international clients including the Republic of the Philippines in litigation against U.S. companies alleging fraud and bribery in connection with the awarding of contracts relating to the construction of the first nuclear power plant in the Philippines